Renault Updates The Koleos With New Engines, New Design Cues, New Tech


Renault Updates The Koleos With New Engines, New Design Cues, New Tech

Renault has announced the updated version of the Koleos SUV, featuring new engines, enhanced looks and a host of technology upgrades.

Building on the success of the original model which was launched in 2017 and recorded more than 100,000 sales globally, the new Koleos promises to deliver even greater performance, fuel efficiency, improved comfort, as well as refinement and premium appeal.

At the heart of the changes are the addition of two new diesel engines, which offer more performance and lower emissions than the unit they replace.

One is the new 1.8-litre Blue dCi 150 engine (front-wheel drive only) which makes 150 PS and 340 Nm, while the other is the larger 2.0-litre Blue dCi 190 engine which produces 190 PS and 380 Nm of maximum torque.

Paired to these engines is the X-Tronic CVT which is standard across the range. While the 1.8 models are front-wheel driven, the variants powered by t the 2.0-litre engine come with Renault’s intelligent All Mode 4×4-i system.

Elsewhere, subtle styling changes on the Koleos’ exterior include the Pure Vision LED headlamps which are now standard across the range, a more prominent grille, new chrome trim, as well as larger skid plates.

Enhancements to the rear of the Koleos mirror those at the front, with a bigger skid plate, extra chrome trim, and a bigger high-level brake light that complements the 3D effect Edge Light tail lamps.

Last but not least, there are new two-tone alloy wheels, and a new ‘Vintage Red’ metallic which joins the exterior colour palette.

Inside, the Koleos comes with improved soft touch materials, revised satin trim inserts, as well as more comfortable two-stage reclining rear seats.

The R-Link 2 touch screen infotainment system has also been improved with the addition of a full screen function which now supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The new features apply to variants with both 7.0-inch and 8.7-inch screens.

As far as safety is concerned, new features include pedestrian detection function for the Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS), which follows the addition of standard adaptive cruise control late last year.

Other standard features across the range include LED headlamps, adaptive cruise control, dual zone climate control, keyless entry, ambient interior lighting, hands-free parking, and also a reversing camera.

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